Community Billboard 18th -25th September
This weekly community billboard is proudly sponsored by the City of Sydney’s Plan for the future – Sydney 2030 – making our city more green, global and connected
Surry Hills Festival
The much loved Surry Hills Festival will culminate in one fabulous celebration of Surry Hills. The music line-up includes Joyride, DOBBY, Rackett, Crocodylus, Pirra, Iluka, Jackie Brown Jr. and King Tide.
The free family-friendly day is also packed with free tours, and nooks and crannies bursting with performance, local narratives, food and art – an engaging showcase of what makes Surry Hills the heart of Sydney’s innovative creative district.
Themed Spring into Surry Hills, this year’s program will take place in Ward Park, along Devonshire Street and surrounds. The Festival celebrates the founding of Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre in era of Flower Power (late 1960s/70s) and the centre’s role in connecting communities, seeding opportunities for locals and creatives to flourish.
Saturday 22 September 2018 from 9am to 9pm
Corner Marlborough and Devonshire Streets, Surry Hills
Also surrounding areas.
Spring Garden at East Village
East Village Sydney in Darlinghurst has transformed its rooftop terrace into an English spring garden to celebrate the new season.
Themed like a country manor, the terrace has been styled with lush spring florals, English antiquities, floral walls, potted plants and lattice to transport patrons to the English countryside.
A high tea menu is available which includes sandwiches, and a selection of sweets.
Throughout the season there will be traditional English games on offer including badminton on the upper deck. Patrons will be able to play a friendly match while enjoying a glass of champagne or spring cocktail.
Weekdays, 12pm to 10pm
Weekends, 11am to 10pm
Wednesday 12 September to Friday 30 November 2018
234 Palmer St, Darlinghurst
Spring Art Exhibition - Royal Art Society of NSW
Medal of Distinction and People’s Choice spring art exhibition judged by Bella Ivanyi is an easy 5 minute walk from North Sydney station (by stairs at Harbourview Hotel).
Weekdays, 10am to 4pm
Weekends, 11am to 4pm
Until Sunday 7 October 2018
25-27 Walker St, Lavender Bay
William Kentridge: that which we do not remember One of the most powerful voices in art today
William Kentridge emerged as an artist during the apartheid regime in South Africa. Grounded in the violent absurdity of that period in his country’s history, his artworks draw connections between art, ideology, history and memory.
Curated by the artist, this exhibition encourages viewers to trace visual and thematic links between diverse aspects of his practice, from his engagement with opera to his interest in early cinema, from his inimitable animated drawings to sculpture and works on paper.
Peter Drew: Real Australian Presented by the Australian Centre for Photography at Customs House
Adelaide-based artist, Peter Drew, was inspired by the second verse of Advance Australia Fair to consider the nation’s approach to multiculturalism.
Peter Drew is a printmaker, street artist and filmmaker.
Delving into the archives of state and national cultural collections, Drew revitalises the histories of Australia’s enduring ethnic diversity during the era of White Australia policies. Reproducing official government photographs as screen printed posters, the aesthetics and techniques of his street art melds past and present.
Weekdays, 10am to 7pm
Weekends, 11am to 4pm
Until Sunday 28 October 2018
Customs House Level 2
31 Alfred Street, Sydney